Updated: Jan 2, 2020
So this May saw Bluebird put together a fresh, yet beautiful styled shoot in the quintessentially English village, Upton Grey.
By combining Hygge, a Danish word meaning cosy and togetherness and the 2017 trend of ‘Greenery’, we created a photoshoot that combined the freshness of botanicals and herbs with the cleanliness of Scandinavian styling. What better way to celebrate togetherness than sitting at a table and enjoying some amazing food in beautiful green surroundings?
I recruited some of the finest local and upcoming talent to participate and ensure every detail of this trend is captured. With the final photos representing a gorgeous twist on ‘The Garden of Hygge', a cosy outdoor setting.
Upton Grey village was truly the perfect spot for the shoot, it had so much green and some beautiful backdrops on offer, as well the stunning garden area of the Hoddington Arms, where we did our table and food styling.
Sophie Duckworth was our photographer, her style is capturing magical moments in natural light, which was a match made in heaven for this shoot. We were so lucky that we had great weather, as it had been raining all week, but our rain dancing clearly paid off so Sophie could get the great shots you see here.
The floral styling was a real focal point in all the pictures, with the bride carrying a stunning floral hoop featuring moss, olive, foliage, white sweet peas and nigella along with two stunning bouquets. One filled with scabious and roses adorned with gorgeous silk ribbon trailing behind. The other, with stunning whites including nigella, sweet peas, veronica, olive and lavender foliage. Hazel from Eden Blooms, encapsulated the vision to perfection!
For the brides attire, we teamed up with Belles Bridal and were able to use some beautiful pieces from some of their 2017/18 collections. The photos include a gorgeous lace long sleeve dress by Ellis Bridal, style 11482 and an open back lace short sleeve dress by Romantica of Devon, named Penelope. With both a relaxed boho up-do and a side fishtail plait and makeup to match from the ever talented Charlotte from Polka Dot hair and makeup, the brides look was very rustic but chic.